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TRANSPORTATION TO CRUISE
Port of Los
The World Cruise
Center at the Port of Los Angeles is operated by:
100 Swinford Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: 310-547-4357, (310) 519-2342
Make sure the ship
is "Ruby Princess" before you give your luggage to the porters, who
will be waiting at the curb.
DIRECTIONS TO CRUISE
World Cruise Center is located in San Pedro is approximately 18
miles (29 kilometers) south of Los Angeles International Airport
(LAX), 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of downtown Los Angeles and
10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Long Beach, with easy freeway
access from both directions.
The Cruise Port is
approximately a 30-minute drive from LAX airport, plus allow time
for possible traffic delays on Los Angeles freeways. Travel
southbound on the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405), then
southbound on the Harbor Freeway (I-110). Exit at Harbor Boulevard
and proceed straight through the Harbor Boulevard intersection.
Turn right to enter the World Cruise Center.
From downtown Los Angeles:
Travel southbound on the Harbor Freeway (I-110). Exit at Harbor
Boulevard and proceed straight through the Harbor Boulevard
intersection. Turn right to enter the World Cruise
From Long Beach:
westbound on Ocean Boulevard, Seaside Avenue and the Vincent Thomas
Bridge (CA-47). Exit at Harbor Boulevard and proceed straight
through the Harbor Boulevard intersection. Turn right to enter the
World Cruise Center.
Transportation Systems operates door-to-door ground transportation
throughout Los Angeles. Reservations from the airport to a
residence, hotel, or business are not required unless accessible
van service is needed. At LAX, SuperShuttle is located outside the
baggage claim area at the van stop on the outer island. For more
information, call 1-800-BLUE-VAN or visit
Visit the Los Angeles County MTA website at
www.metro.net, or call
1-800-COMMUTE. Use the following address for the World Cruise
Center: 600 N. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731. Nearest
intersection is at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford
Overnight parking is available and no reservations
are required. Most lots are open seven days/week, 24 hours/day.
Courtesy shuttles are provided to and from the cruise terminal on
scheduled ship days. Shuttles are not wheelchair accessible.
Parking rates are $1 each hour for the first 10 hours, with a $12
daily maximum. Cash, Travelers Checks, and Credit Cards are
accepted. For more information, call Parking Concepts at
are over 2,500 parking spots in a secure lot which is run by
Parking Concepts Inc. Overnight parking is available at a maximum
of $12 per day per parking space (if you are in a large vehicle or
occupy multiple spaces, you will be charged for all occupied
spaces). Cash, travelers checks, and credit cards are all accepted.
Parking is on a first come, first served basis and no reservations
are required. Lot hours are between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific time.
Passengers can visit
or call 310-547-4357 for more information.
discounted off-airport parking rates throughout the Park N Fly
Network offering service from over 65 airports nationwide.
CLICK HERE to book via authorized
site to obtain discount parking. Please be sure to read terms and
conditions in the Park' N Fly site.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates a location near the
World Cruise Center, and offers free customer pick-ups and
drop-offs to the terminal. This convenient location is open Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday on Sunday,
from 9 a.m. to noon. To book a reservation, call (310) 548-8060, or
235 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Due to the uncertainties of air travel, we highly recommend that you arrive for your cruise the night before, on November 10, 2017, and stay at a hotel in the Los Angeles area. We have secured a block of hotel rooms for the Cruise Seminar-at-Sea Group at special rates. We will make reservations on your behalf and send you a confirmation number. Hotel reservations will be guaranteed to your credit card, and room rate plus tax will be payable to the hotel at check-out. To book, contact Adele at Legendary World Travel: 760-230-5624.
If you purchase a Princess
airport-to-ship transfer, you'll be met by a uniformed Princess
representative at the embarkation port airport. For domestic U.S.
flights, you'll be met near the luggage claim area. For
international flights, you'll be met as you exit the secure customs
area. Make sure you claim all your luggage prior to exiting the
luggage claim area.
From the airport, you'll be transferred to your ship or
If you want Princess airport-to-ship transfer, yet you haven't
purchased your air travel arrangements from Princess, you must
provide us with flight details prior to purchasing your
If you require special assistance, be aware that lift-equipped
transportation may not be available in your port of embarkation or
disembarkation. Arrangements must be secured in advance to
accommodate your needs. For transfer arrangement details, please
at Legendary World Travel: 760-230-5624.
ARRIVE AT THE PIER
Don't arrive before 11:00 am on November 11, 2017. If you arrive too early, then you will be waiting on the dock, and that is not fun. The ship will sail at 4:00 pm, so get there well ahead of time. Princess Cruise Line requires guests to be checked in no later than 90 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Therefore you need to be checked in by 2:30 pm. Guests arriving late may not be permitted to sail. There are government regulations in some ports that require cruise lines to submit a departure manifest 90 minutes prior to sailing.
At the pier, you will check in. If you completed your online
registration in advance on the Princess website and already printed
out your Boarding Pass, then you will "sail through" the
registration process. If not, please arrive early, by 2:00 pm, in
order to complete your registration at the dock.
Guests can complete Online Check-In (on the Internet) no later
than 7 days prior to the cruise. If you completed Online Check-In,
you will go to an area designated for documentation validation. By
checking in online, you will expedite your boarding process and
will be able to start enjoying your cruise vacation much
At the pier you will need to present:
- Your Boarding Pass (if pre-registered online)
- Identification Documents (proof of citizenship) for each
- Credit Card to be used for your Onboard Expense Account
- Onboard Expense Account Information (i.e your credit card and
the reservation information that is authorized to charge against
YOUR BOARDING PASS
AT PRINCESS CRUISE LINE WEBSITE
Check-in online in
advance! It's easy.
Guests are requested to complete Online Check-In no later than 7
days prior to the cruise in order to expedite the pier check-in
process. When you check-in online, it saves time. You won't have to
fill out forms at the pier.
Once you have
completed the Online Check-In process, you will receive a Boarding
Pass, which indicates you successfully completed your check-in
The Boarding Pass provides information required at embarkation.
There are two types of Boarding Passes: Regular and
Regular Boarding Pass
- The booking has been paid in full
- The required immigration information has been
added to the booking
- A credit card has been registered for onboard
Preferred Boarding Pass
- The passenger is either a Platinum or Elite member of
the Princess Captain's Circle or booked in a full suite
- The booking has been paid in full
- The required immigration information has been
added to the booking
- A credit card has been registered for onboard
- Printing your boarding pass and luggage tags is
fast and easy! Beginning 75 days prior to sailing, you can print
your boarding pass and luggage tags once the booking is paid in
full and we've been provided with all your passenger immigration
information and credit card registration.
- Simply log-in to Cruise Personalizer® to access
and print this information!
The first thing you need to do after
making your final payment is to fill out your "Cruise Personalizer"
-- your Online Check-In. This will save you time and a headache at
Princess with your immigration information to get you onboard
ersonalize your experience onboard Princess by letting them know
your favorite drink, or of any special needs that require
re-reserve your shore excursions or spa treatments
your upcoming cruise, print boarding passes and travel
Personalizer must be filled out 7 days prior to sailing. Just
follow the steps below!
1. Click on this
link to get started:
HERE to go directly to the Princess Cruise Line Online Check-In
2. You will then need to fill in your first name, last name, date
of birth, and booking number (located right above Passenger Details
on your CruiseNow invoice).
3. Next read through the Terms and Conditions. Click on the button
that you accept them and the click on the proceed button.
4. Then read through the Passenger Contract. You can then click on
the accept button and then the proceed button.
5. After you have accepted both the Terms and Conditions and the
Passenger Contract, you will then be able to fill out your
Passenger Immigration information. Please click on the blue button
that says Passenger Immigration and follow the prompts to
6. After this is complete you will be able to reserve Shore
Excursions, Lotus Spa reservations, add any Special Requests and
Dietary Requests: Princess is happy to meet your request for
low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar and vegetarian diets. Visit Cruise
Personalizer® to indicate your dietary preferences. In addition,
kosher meals and baby food are available upon advance written
request. Any other special diet requests must be authorized in
advance by the Princess corporate office. You or your travel agent
must advise Princess in writing of any special diet, allergies or
medical needs. Requests must be received no later than 35 days
prior to departure. Once onboard, please check with the Maitre D'
to confirm your request.)
7. You will then be able to print your travel summary, print
boarding passes, and luggage tags. You can also email your travel
summary and boarding passes.
8. Everything you need to hop onboard will be printed from this
9. Please take the time to complete this at least 7 days prior to
sailing so you can start your cruise vacation as soon as you show
up at the pier. Happy
THE CRUISE CARD?
Line uses a computerized system for tracking all persons, both
guests and crew, who enter and exit the ship. Upon arrival at the
ship, each guest is issued a boarding card (Cruise Card) which they
must swipe to be officially logged on to the ship. The system
imbeds a full color, digital photograph together with personal
database information on their Cruise Card. With a card swipe, a
computer displays a corresponding photo with database information
and merges time and date tracking information upon entry or
Your Cruise Card
will serve as your boarding card. This card identifies you as a
Princess guest and must be carried with you along with picture
identification when you go ashore. Because the ship is closed to
the public while docked at the various ports-of-call, you must show
your Cruise Card and picture I.D. to the officer on duty in order
to return on board.
If you or one of
the kids has trouble keeping track of that Cruise card, go to the
shops onboard and buy a plastic holder with a lanyard. Place the
card inside the plastic holder and you are good to go. For extra
security, stop by the Guest Relations Desk and get a hole punched
in the card to slip through the security ring that attaches the
One of the best things about
cruising with Princess is the convenience of being able to sign for
all your expenses and have them charged to your stateroom.
When you check-in for your cruise, you'll receive a Cruise Card (a
personal identification card). The Cruise Card is used to access
your personal shipboard account to which all purchases are
An itemized statement will be delivered to your stateroom prior to
disembarkation. By providing your credit card in advance, you are
automatically registered for Express Check-Out. There is no need to
visit the Passenger Services/Purser's Desk to settle your account.
We accept U.S., Canadian, British and Euro currencies, and
traveler's checks. American Express/Optima®, Diners Club/Carte
Blanche®, Discover® Network, the JCB Card®, MasterCard® and Visa®
are also accepted. Those paying by traveler's checks or cash will
be required to leave a cash deposit with the Purser's staff at the
beginning of the cruise.
For passengers on Sun and Dawn Princess sailings to or from
Australia, all onboard charges will be in Australian Dollars
As a Cruise Seminar-at-Sea attendee, your incredibly low fee of a total $12.95 or $13.95 (for suites) per day, per person, for service charges (tips) to your steward, waiters, and all other onboard staff was ALREADY PREPAID when you registered for the event.
Seminar-at-Sea, our speakers will bring books, CDs, DVDs, and other
products. They will also offer private sessions. They will be
selling their wares in the meeting room in our Conference Center on
the ship. Also, the Seminar might be video-recorded, and those DVDs
will be available. Those special items can be purchased with cash
or a credit card and cannot be charged to your Cruise Card.
If you get short on
cash, all ships in the Princess fleet have ATM machines. There is a
transaction fee levied by the owners of the ATMs, plus any other
fees your financial institution would
HAND-CARRY ONE BAG
Make sure you
keep one bag that you hand-carry onto the ship.
Upon arrival at the dock, your luggage will be carried onto the
ship by porters and delivered to your stateroom, and you will not
see it again for several hours. You might not see that luggage
until late that night. Therefore, pack a carry-on that you can
wheel onto the ship with all you need for the day, including your
travel documents, change of clothing, swim suit, workout clothes,
cosmetics, medicines, book to read, and/or anything else you might
As soon as you get onboard, go straight to your stateroom and get
settled. There you will find the "PrincessPatter" Newsletter with
schedules for all the onboard activities, including a Tour of the
Ruby Princess at 2:00 pm with the Cruise Staff.
If your room isn't ready yet, then head for one of the many dining
rooms onboard for lunch. If the spa or fitness classes are your
thing, make your appointments on the first day, as the most popular
treatments and times fill up fast.
Shortly after you
are welcomed aboard your spectacular Princess ship, you're invited
to relax and dine at the Horizon Court or in one of the ship's
multiple dining rooms.
Open from 5 am to midnight, the Horizon Court offers a wide
selection of buffet meals or snacks. A primary feature of Princess
ships, the top-of-the-ship restaurant features floor-to-ceiling
windows with stunning sea views as a backdrop.
Or join visit one of our dining rooms for lunch served by a staff
-- from chefs to waiters -- dedicated to making your dining
experience something special. See all the details in your
Princess' unique combination of gracious dining staff, fine
continental cuisine and new friends make every meal onboard a
memorable occasion, starting from the moment you get on the
Right after you board the ship, anytime between 1:00
pm to 4:30 pm, go to Deck 6 Forward, The Conference Center, to
check in for the Cruise Seminar-at-Sea:
For Our Cruise Seminar-at-Sea:
ALL attendees of the Seminar-at-Sea (including speakers, staff, and vendors) are required to check-in for the Cruise Seminar-at-Sea on Deck 6 Forward in The Conference Center, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. During your check-in, you will receive your cruise and seminar guide and your unique seminar entrance identifier so you can get into our seminars. Security on the seminar will be strict, and you will not be allowed into any events without your unique identification. Also, if you are attending one of our special seminar-at-sea shore excursions, you will receive your shore excursion tickets at this mandatory check-in.
MANDATORY First Meeting, Welcome Aboard,
Sail-away, Orientation and Logistics:
The first meeting of our Cruise Seminar-at-Sea will take place from 4:00 to 5:50 pm right after the boat safety "Muster Drill." Our first meeting will include a panel with all our speakers. See the entire TENTATIVE schedule, when available, at
At 5:50 pm, right after our
first meeting, we will meet for a Group Photo. Place TBA.
Cruise Seminar-at-Sea Dinner:
Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm in the main dining room. Our group
will have a designated place to dine together nightly from 6:00 to
8:00 pm for dinner. Make new friends at dinner, or dine with your
favorite speakers! Please note that you can eat anywhere you want
within that general designated seating area. Even though your
"Cruise Card" will have a table-number printed on it, your table is
NOT really assigned, so please move around and meet new people for
each meal. Please arrive on time in order to get a spot. Otherwise
empty tables might be relinquished to general seating.
course, you are not required to eat with our group, or in our
dining room. There are many places to eat anytime on the ship,
including a giant buffet and FREE room service. See details of all
dining choices on the
The Bon Voyage Experience is an innovative new
program on Princess Cruise Lines, harkening back to the nostalgic
tradition from the early days of cruising, allowing passengers the
opportunity to invite family and friends aboard your ship on
embarkation day. The program's new twist also allows cruisers new
to Princess to see the inside of a Princess ship and experience the
excitement of cruising first-hand -- even if they're not affiliated
with booked passengers.
will spend up to four hours onboard before the ship sets sail,
where they'll enjoy a four-course dining room lunch (including
wine), a guided ship tour, and a souvenir photo! Plus, the $39 per
person cost of the program can be applied toward a future cruise
with Princess. Only 50 guests are able to participate in the Bon
Voyage Experience on any given embarkation day, so make sure you
make your reservations early!
more about Bon Voyage Experience reservations and availability near
you, please contact your Travel Agent or call 1-800-PRINCESS
(1-800-774-6237) as long as it is not within 7 days of
HOW TO GET TO LOS
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE PIER
For voyages departing from San Pedro at 4:00 pm, the latest flight
arrival is 12:00 noon for international flights and 12:30 pm for
For voyages arriving in San Pedro at either 6:00 am or 7:00 am, the
earliest flight departure is 1:30 pm for international flights and
12:30 pm for domestic flights.
As part of
Princess Cruises' continuous commitment to service and innovation,
we are pleased to introduce the Princess eZAir® program. Princess
eZAir offers real-time, competitively-priced flights that
complement your cruise itinerary. It also offers Next Port
Protection – something not offered by other major air booking
websites. Benefits include:
- Next Port Protection - We'll work with the airline to route you
to the next appropriate port of call in the event of a flight delay
or cancellation at no additional air cost to you. Although
alternative flight arrangements are permitted, airlines have no
responsibility to get you to the ship in the event of a canceled
flight or delay. Avoid stress and potential extra air cost - travel
with peace of mind when you book through Princess eZAir!
- Immediate flight confirmations – Confirm flight schedule at the
time of booking.
- Two pricing options – Compare both pricing options (Flexible or
- Post cruise missed flights - If for any reason your cruise
arrives late into port or your Princess transfer is delayed to the
airport and you miss your return flight, Princess will work with
the airline to re-book your flights to get you home.
- For additional details about the Princess eZAir program,contact
Adele at Legendary World Travel: 760-230-5624 after you have made a
reservation for the Cruise.
Princess Cruise Line's Travel
If you are experiencing a travel delay en
route to the ship or returning home after your voyage, call their
travel hotline. Their representatives are on call to assist you
with any question or travel emergency.
Air travel schedules can be affected by a number of factors. If
your flight arrives at your ship's home port after the ship's
scheduled sailing time due to weather or mechanical problems,
contact Princess's emergency travel hotline and/or a supervisor at
the airline's ticket counter for assistance in securing hotel
accommodations and flight arrangements to your ship's next
Flight / weather delays (for emergency use only):
U.S. & Canada only 1-800-545-0008
Outside U.S. and Can. 661-753-0000 x 22058
5 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST, Mon. – Fri.
5 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST, Sat. / Sun.
In case you miss the departure of your ship due to carrier-caused
delays or other covered reasons, please make sure you have enough
travel insurance to cover additional accommodations, meals and
"catch-up" transportation expenses. You are responsible for any
expense incurred to meet the ship at its next port of call.
For this reason, we highly recommend that you arrive a day prior
to sailing and stay in a hotel the night before to avoid any
possible delays. We offer pre-cruise hotel reservations and we
offer travel insurance. Contact Adele at Legendary World Travel:
AND WHAT TO BRING
You should dress for a cruise with Princess the same
way you would for any stylish land-based resort. Casual sportswear,
including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order
of the day both at sea and ashore in hotter climates.
We recommend you bring a sweater, a jacket or an all-weather coat
for cool evenings, and for shore excursions, depending on your
destination. Due to unpredictable weather, don't forget a hat or
visor and a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to bring proper
clothing for visits to religious sites. You'll also want
low-heeled, rubbersoled shoes for strolling on deck, as well as
comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear.
Princess makes it easy to know what to pack and what to wear when
you're dining onboard our spectacular ships. There are two
designations for dress codes: Smart Casual and Formal.
Passenger attire should be in
keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at
- Skirts/dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies
- Pants and open-neck shirts for men
Inappropriate dinner wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts,
ball caps and casual jeans (with fraying and/or holes) are not
permitted in the dining rooms. Shoes must be worn.
When formal nights are held, please
observe the dress code in the Traditional Dining and Anytime Dining
venues for the enjoyment of all our guests.
- Evening gowns and cocktail dresses for women
- Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men
Number of Formal Evenings and Smart Casual Evenings
2 Formal Evenings
5 Smart Casual Evenings
Formal Wear Rentals
Princess offers formal wear rental on all cruises; this can be
arranged prior to embarkation.
Dress with an elegance and style that is perfect for all the
formal activities on your cruise with Princess. Cruiseline Formal
Wear delivers beautifully-tailored clothing directly to your
stateroom. To order your formal wear, please visit
call 800-551-5091 or 305-252-8572. For questions, email:
Packing for Your Vacation
Many domestic airline carriers now impose excess baggage fees for
one or more bags and bags weighing over 50 lbs., so check with your
carrier regarding weight restrictions.
All luggage should have a sturdy personal identification tag that
will not be lost or damaged in the course of typical airport and
trucked luggage handling. On journeys including air travel, luggage
will be subject to a considerable amount of handling and we would
recommend that your luggage be of sturdy construction.
Princess recommends that your travel protection insurance should
be adequate enough to cover any possible loss or damage that may
occur. Any loss or damage caused by Princess or an airline must be
reported immediately to the responsible party.
Princess will make every effort to assist you in safeguarding your
belongings. But remember, you are responsible for your possessions
at all times. Princess is not responsible for money, jewelry,
cameras, binoculars, documents or any other articles you retain in
your personal control. We strongly recommend you hand-carry all
valuables and breakables, including jewelry, electronics and
cameras, essential medications, travel documents, valuables, and
breakables should be hand carried in your possession at all times.
Please read the Passage Contract for limitations and
responsibilities for lost items and baggage.
Suggested Packing List:
yoga mat, rain poncho, rain footwear, warm clothing for viewing UFO Starwatches after sunset on the outside deck, nice clothes for dinner, dressy or formal clothes for dinner on two formal night on 7-day cruise, long pants and tops, sundress, sweatshirt and sweatpants, warm jacket or windbreaker, sweater or shawl for air conditioned ship, shorts, t-shirts, tanks, underwear, socks, sleeping-clothes, walking shoes, sandals or flip-flops, 2 bathing suits and cover-up, sunscreen, watch (your phone won't work as a watch), alarm clock (or ask for wake-up call from ship Operator), cosmetics, toiletries, bar soap (optional), medications, sunglasses, eyeglasses or contacts, hat or visor, camera, laptop or notebook computer (Wi-Fi is available on the ship for a fee) with chargers, extra batteries, backpack or fanny pack for day excursions, binoculars, night-vision goggles for star-watch (optional), post-it notes and pens (to leave notes on your door or for your cabin attendant), book to read, journal, notebook, backpack or fanny pack.
If you're planning to visit our onboard fitness center, be sure to
bring extra shorts, t-shirts and socks that you won't mind working
out in - plus a pair of tennis or running shoes/sneakers.
Be sure to leave some room in
your luggage for all those souvenirs and mementos. Some
space-saving ideas include:
- Bring shirts and pants/skirts that mix and match, turning three
outfits into five or six.
- Wear your heaviest shoes during embarkation and disembarkation
so you don't have to pack them.
- Pack small items inside larger ones for efficiency.
- Bring an additional empty bag for those acquired extras.
You'll need comfortable
walking shoes, as well as a hat or umbrella and sunscreen for
protection from the sun. If you'll be touring any museums, cathedrals or
churches, it's always wise to dress conservatively.
In the unlikely event
of rain, you may want to bring a poncho, raincoat, or travel
Each guest is permitted to carry a reasonable amount of personal
property (including luggage) aboard the vessel; however, for your
comfort and convenience, it is recommended that you limit the
number of pieces you take. Keep in mind that airlines may charge
for excess or oversize luggage. Charges incurred for excess or
oversize baggage are the sole responsibility of the passenger. Each
airline has a different limit on the amount of luggage they allow.
Check with your air carrier for specific restrictions, such as
allowance of pounds and any additional charges.
When you print out your Boarding pass from the Princess Cruise
Line website, luggage tags will be included on one of the pages.
Fold and staple or tape those tags around your luggage handles just
before you arrive at the ship so your luggage will arrive safely in
your stateroom. It's a good idea to print out extra luggage tags,
in case you or another person in your party loses theirs.
What Not To Bring:
Weapons, illegal drugs, and other items that could interfere with
the safe operation of the ship or the safe and secure environment
of our guests and crew are prohibited. Do not pack fragile or
expensive items (such as jewelry) in checked luggage.
The following are examples of items that guests are not allowed to
bring onboard. These and other similar items will be confiscated.
Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives,
and dangerous chemicals will not be returned.
- Firearms & Ammunition, including realistic replicas.
- Sharp Objects, including knives and scissors. Personal grooming
items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blade length
less than 4 inches are allowed.
- Illegal Drugs & Substances
- Candles & Incense
- Coffee Makers, Clothes Irons, & Hot Plates
- Baseball Bats, Hockey Sticks, Cricket Bats, Bows &
- Skateboards & Surfboards
- Martial Arts Gear
- Self-Defense Gear, including handcuffs, pepper spray, night
- Flammable Liquids and Explosives, including lighter fluid and
- HAM Radios
- Dangerous Chemicals, including bleach and paint.
- Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. Alcoholic beverages that
are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored
by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing.
Alcoholic beverages seized on embarkation day will not be
CRUISE TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION
Each passenger is responsible for providing Princess
Cruises® with complete and accurate immigration information. The
Passenger Immigration Form (PIF) should be completed online using
Ensure your name appears exactly as shown on your travel document.
If the name does not match, contact your travel agent (the travel
agent must call in corrections). Please provide Princess Cruises
with the correct information at least 45 days prior to your cruise.
Failure to do so will result in delayed check-in and, possibly,
For non-US passport or non-US permanent residents disembarking in
a US Port, the US Department of Homeland Security requires that
before your cruise, you provide the address at which you will be
staying in the US, post-cruise.
Travel Document requirements vary by destination and your
citizenship. Below are document guidelines for both domestic and
international voyages. Once a booking is made, you may view voyage
specific requirements on the Cruise Personalizer.
Document Requirements for US and Canadian Passport
A valid passport is required for all
international itineraries. Although US and Canadian passport
holders are not currently required to sail with a passport on most
domestic itineraries (including Alaska, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean,
Hawaii, and Mexico and Panama Canal), Princess highly recommends
they are carried.
If your cruise requires international air travel, including
flights between the US and Canada, the Caribbean, Bermuda or
Mexico, you will be required to present a valid passport when
departing from or returning to the US by air. Even if your cruise
does not involve air travel outside the US, should you be required
to unexpectedly depart a vessel prior to the end of the sailing, a
passport would be required to re-enter the US by air. As such,
Princess Cruises continues to strongly recommend that all
passengers are in possession of a valid passport.
For domestic itineraries for which a passport is not required, US
and Canadian passport holders must present one of the following
valid Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant travel
documents at cruise check-in:
- Passport Book: Recommended travel document
- US Passport Card
- US or Canadian Issued Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)
- US or Canadian Issued Identification Card (issued to minors and
- NEXUS Card Air travel is limited to participating airports
- SENTRI and FAST cards
Passport Requirement for Minors Traveling with Only One
(includes travel within MEXICO, UNITED
When minors are traveling with only one adult 21 years of age or
older, Princess requires that all passengers must be in possession
of a valid passport. We have implemented this requirement because
we want to ensure that your party remains together should an
emergency arise that requires one or more in your party to be
disembarked in a non-U.S. port. We cannot guarantee that all
members of your party will be allowed to disembark with just a
WHTI-compliant document or birth certificate. Failure to present a
valid passport for all passengers traveling together will result in
denial of boarding without refund of the of the cruise fare.
US citizens traveling on U.S. roundtrip or "closed-loop" voyages
may also travel with an original certified birth certificate
presented together with a valid government-issued photo
identification. These voyages include Mexico roundtrip from Los
For information regarding WHTI compliant documents, visit
US Permanent Residents are required to present one of the
following at cruise check-in:
- Permanent Resident
Card (ARC/I-55 card)
- Temporary ARC/I-55 card and valid government-issued photo
- Expired ARC/I-55 card and form I-797 and valid government-issued
- Passport with "ARC" stamp in the passport
- Canadian Permanent Residents are required to present a valid
passport and Landed Permanent Resident - - Card at cruise
Non-US/Non-Canadian Passport Holders:
valid passport is required for all non-US and non-Canadian citizens
for all itineraries.
IMPORTANT: Visa and documentation requirements vary by destination
and change from time to time without prior notice. Passengers
should check with the consulate of each country they will visit, or
a visa service to verify current regulations. It is the passenger's
responsibility to have proper travel documentation. They should
reconfirm visa requirements with the consulate 14-30 days prior to
Many countries require
passports be valid for six months after the completion of your
travel. Check your passport to verify it will be valid for this
period of time. Please ensure the name on the passport matches the
name on the booking. Additionally, make certain that your passport
contains blank pages for entry and exit endorsements and any visas
that may be required. If necessary, allow sufficient time to renew
your passport and/or obtain additional pages.
US and Canadian passport holders sailing on a domestic cruise
should ensure passports or other travel documents are valid through
the completion of travel. There may be occasions where we retain
your passport at check-in. This is to ensure that you are not
inconvenienced by immigration clearance during your cruise and
where face to face inspection is not required. We recommend you
bring a second government issued photo ID if you wish to have one
with you while in port.
There are over 7,000
Application Acceptance locations in the US Callers may locate the
one closest to them by going to the US Department of State website
The United States Postal Service also provides passport services.
To obtain this information, go to
usps.com to find a Post Office
location, fees, and to download a passport application at
For information regarding Passport applications, please visit:
or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778
(M-F, 5am to 5pm Pacific Time).
*This information is provided as general guidance. Because
governmental travel requirements change periodically, you must
check with your travel agent or the government authorities for all
countries you will visit to determine or verify the actual
requirements at the time of sailing. Princess assumes no
responsibility for advising passengers of such requirements.
required vaccinations for your cruise is listed on your Travel
Summary (if applicable). We recommend seasonal influenza
vaccinations for all passengers. Furthermore, you are strongly
urged to seek advice from your primary care physician or an
approved public health advisory service to identify any specific
vaccination or health precautions required for each port of call.
Vaccination requirements vary by destination and change from time
to time. Passengers should check with the World Health Organization
(WHO) (http://who.int/ith) or
contact the United States Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) at
verify current regulations.
Norovirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the
developed world. The health and well-being of our passengers and
crew is our highest priority. There are several measures which have
been placed to prevent and contain illnesses on our ships that meet
or exceed standards set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
The simplest way for you to stay healthy is to frequently and
thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, especially before
eating and after using the toilet. You'll also find hand sanitizers
located throughout the ship for your use after washing your hands.
If you feel ill during your voyage, please immediately report to
the medical center.
We strongly recommend you review
your health insurance coverage before cruising. Many policies,
including Medicare, will not pay for services or hospitalization
outside of the country or for emergency evacuation. Princess
Cruises ships are foreign-flagged and are considered "out of
country." Please contact Adele at Legendary World
Travel:760-230-5624,to arrange for insurance.
CRUISE LINES SMOKING POLICY
Keeping the comfort of our passengers a priority, and in
consideration of consumer studies which show smokers are a small
minority of passengers, Princess has implemented the following
Designated Smoking Areas
Clearly marked "Designated Smoking Areas" are available onboard
and include a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied
regularly. Generally, these areas include cigar lounges, a section
of the nightclub and casino, as well as a portion of the open
decks. As a safety precaution, passengers are reminded to properly
dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are never to
be thrown overboard as this may be sucked back into the ship and
Smoking Prohibited in Staterooms
Princess Cruises prohibits smoking in all passenger staterooms and
balconies. This policy reflects the preferences of a vast majority
of our passengers who value having their primary living space (both
stateroom and balcony) smoke-free. As balconies are a hallmark of
Princess Cruises, we believe it is important to keep this peaceful
space clear of smoke. Violations to this policy will result in a
$250 fine for each occurrence, which will be charged to the
passenger's stateroom account. Keeping with the global trend toward
more restrictive smoking policies and honoring the wishes of our
passengers, we feel this change will enhance our onboard experience
and do more to help our passengers escape completely.
Children or teens traveling with one
Passengers under the age of 21 years must
travel in a stateroom with a passenger 21 years or older who shall
assume responsibility for their care during the cruise. For family
groups booking multiple staterooms, the minimum age for each
stateroom is 16 years of age, provided they are traveling with a
parent or legal guardian. Each passenger agrees and warrants that
he/she will supervise any passenger in his/her care at all times to
ensure all policies, along with all other rules of the Carrier and
ship, are strictly adhered to by all passengers under their
Passport requirement when minors travel with one adult on voyages
governed by the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (includes
travel within Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico & United
When minors (any passenger under the age of 18) are traveling with
only one adult 21 years of age or older, Princess requires that all
passengers possess a valid passport. Carrier has implemented this
requirement so that your party remains together should an emergency
arise that requires one or more in your party to disembark in a
non-U.S. port. Carrier cannot guarantee that all members of your
party are allowed to disembark with just a WHTI-compliant document
or birth certificate. Failure to present a valid passport for all
passengers traveling together results in denial of boarding without
refund of the of the cruise or cruisetour fare.
Age requirements for babies
six (6) months of age at the date of sailing will be accepted on
the following itineraries: Alaska, Canada & New England,
Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and Panama Canal.
Infants/Young Children and Swimming
Parents/guardians are reminded to bring their
children dressed in appropriate attire with towel and sunscreen.
Youth staff will not conduct children's activities in the adult or
splash pools. Parents must supervise their children at all times
when using the pools. Infants and young children in diapers and/or
swim diapers, and children who are not toilet trained are NOT
permitted in any of the pools or spas due to public health
Our policy is strictly observed onboard and is intended for the
public health safety of all passengers.
Documents for passengers under the age of
Several countries require special documentation
for children traveling with only one parent or with neither parent;
these requirements are subject to change without notice. Many
foreign countries require any single parent or guardian to bring a
permission slip for the minor to travel abroad. It is your
responsibility to ensure that you possess the proper documents for
all of the countries that you will visit. Please verify
requirements with the consulates of the countries visited prior to
Restrictions for children and teens
Entry into the disco after 10 p.m. is limited to passengers 18
years and over. Be sure to check with the Youth and Teen Centers
for special dance parties designed for kids and teens.
Children who are toilet-trained and accompanied by a parent or
guardian are permitted in the sauna and hot tub(s) unless otherwise
Passengers under the age of 13 are allowed in the evening
entertainment show lounges if they are with their parent or
In line with domestic U.S. age limits, as well as our company
policy, the casino, cash prize bingo and horse racing are reserved
for passengers 21 years and older. Additionally, only those
passengers 21 years and older will be allowed to purchase or
consume alcohol. Picture identification may be
the age of 18 are prohibited from purchasing cigarettes or tobacco
products while on board.
Children under 3 are
not permitted in the Youth Center unless accompanied by a parent at
all times. Youth Center staff cannot administer medication,
bottle-feed, change diapers, or provide meal service. Private
in-cabin babysitting is not available on any Princess ship. All
children participating in the Youth program must be potty-trained.
Children who are not potty-trained are not permitted in hot tub or
Children with Special Needs
welcomes all children and teens ages 3-17 to participate in our
programs. Let our staff know of all medical and/or special needs
for your children. We will make every effort to accommodate them.
Please be advised that Princess Youth staff do not offer individual
Pregnant women are not allowed to sail if they are entering the
24th week of their pregnancy by the last day of the cruise.
All pregnant women are required to produce a physician's letter
stating that mother and baby are in good health, fit to travel and
the pregnancy is not high risk. The letter must also include the
estimated date of delivery (EDD) calculated from both Last
Menstrual Period (LMP) and ultrasound (if performed).
Please fax your physician letter to the Fleet Medical Department
confidential fax at (661) 753-0121.
Princess makes every effort to accommodate our passengers with
disabilities, but you can ensure a successful trip by working with
us in advance.
Have your travel agent notify us of your wheelchair usage, special
needs, and/or service animal before your voyage. Notices and
requests must be made in writing and faxed to the Princess Access
office at 661-284-4408 at least 30 days prior to sailing.
If you have questions about the program, please call the Princess
Access office at 661-284-4521.
All Princess ships have wheelchair-accessible staterooms, but we
highly recommend collapsible wheelchairs, as the widths of the
stateroom doors vary. You may bring your own, or you can
pre-reserve a wheelchair and have it and other medical equipment
delivered to the ship by contacting Special Needs at Sea at
800-513-4515 (outside the US 954-585-0575) or by visiting
Alternatively, you can contact CareVacations at 877-478-7827 or
cruiseshipassist.com. Some areas on some ships are not wheelchair
Passengers utilizing mobility devices with batteries are advised
that the batteries must be a dry cell type, and must be stored and
recharged in the stateroom. Mobility devices of any kind, like any
other items, may not be left outside the stateroom. Because of
staffing limitations, we recommend you be accompanied by someone
who is physically able to assist you both onboard and
Travelers with disabilities should check in with the onboard Tour
Office to ensure all shore excursions can accommodate them. Not all
port facilities are accessible for those using mobility devices.
Ports may be accessed by a variety of methods including a ramped
gangway, a series of steps or by tender. In some cases, you may be
able to access the tender, but the shoreside facility will not be
accessible. Many ports of call use a mechanism known as a "stair
climber" to assist passengers up and down the gangway. Passengers
must transfer to a Princess wheelchair, which is connected to the
stair climber and operated by the ship's personnel. If you cannot
transfer or your personal mobility device cannot be easily
disembarked, you may be precluded from going ashore. With your
safety and comfort in mind, the decision to permit or prohibit
passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the
ship's Captain, and the decision will be final. Ports that normally
use tenders to access the shore are noted on the itinerary.
The maximum weight of the wheelchair including guest cannot exceed
600 lbs. on transportation lifts. If you have purchased a Princess
Transfer at the start or end of the cruise, be aware that
lift-equipped transportation may not be available in your port of
embarkation or disembarkation.
Tender Port Policy
The goal of Princess Cruises is to provide a safe comfortable
cruise experience for all passengers. If you will be using a
mobility device during your sailing we strongly recommend you
travel with a person physically fit to assist with your needs both
onboard and ashore.
Embarking and disembarking can be challenging for those with
limited mobility. Many major ports of call provide easy access for
wheelchairs and scooters. However due to various conditions;
steepness of the gangway, weather, shore-side facilities, tidal and
sea conditions, passengers using mobility devices may be required
to transfer to a stair climber or be precluded from going ashore.
Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed
to individually physically lift more than 50 pounds (22 kg).
Some ports of call require the ship to anchor off shore.
Passengers are then taken to shore by small boats or tenders. When
tendering is required, passengers using mobility devices will not
be transferred into or out of the tender, if lifting in excess of
the above limitation is required. Many tender ports do not provide
wheelchair access so even if the passenger can board the tender
they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side
facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions
can also preclude tendering.
The decision to allow
any passenger to board a tender or disembark the vessel will be
made by the Captain on the basis of the safety and welfare of all
involved and is final.
If passengers are unable to tender or disembark because of
circumstances outlined above there will be no refund or credit for
missed ports. While Princess recognizes your disappointment the
safety of both passengers and crew takes precedence.
Entry regulations for
service animals vary by port. Passengers are advised to consult
authorities at each port prior to departure for more information.
Princess does not have food onboard for animals. The choice of dog
litter material is limited and varies by ship.
Assisted Listening Devices
Princess ships are equipped with "All-in-One Kits" with TTY that
can be used in most passenger cabins and at Princess wilderness
lodges. Most televisions onboard provide closed captioning and most
onboard theaters have assisted listening devices. Electric outlets
in most staterooms are limited to one and it is helpful to travel
with an extension cord for electrical equipment. Princess also
offers JAWS Professional software with a KOSS-TD/80 headset on one
terminal in each Internet Café on every ship.
If you will require
oxygen supplementation during your sailing, please contact our
Fleet Medical Department at (661)753-2680. You will be asked to
send a letter or prescription from your doctor. You will also be
required to let us know the type of equipment you will be using and
whether you will be bringing your own supplies or if you will be
having the equipment delivered to the ship.
If you will be using sharps of any kind,
including needles, lancets, or blades, for your safety and the
safety of others you must utilize a sharps container. To dispose of
sharps while on board, request a sharps container from your